362 PAEGA5A. EOSI. which Is looked after by a Pandit of the Radha Ballabh sect, called Bal-mukund. When 1 went to see him, lie woalci only talk in Sanskrit and derived the name of the place from J/d Lftaishih, ' fear not/ the exclamation of Krishna to the herdsmen when the forest was set on fire. But there was an old fort of the same name in thb Bolandshahr district near the town, of Khurja, where no such legendary explanation would be applicable. The word is a peculiar one? and I am unable to offer any suggestion regarding it. The Saraagis? or Jainis, have three temples at Koslj dedicated respectively w Padma-Prabtraj the sixth of the JInas or IlrtMnkuras ; Nem-nath, or Anslitanemi, the twenty-second ; and 3IaMvira3 or Varddhaimna the twenty- fourth and last of the series,* who is supposed to have died about the year 500 B. 0. A festival is held at the temple of Xem-iwth, Ľuhich is the smallest and most modem of the three, on the day after the full moonaof Bhadon, when water is brought for the ablution of the idol from a well In a garden at some little distance. Any processional display, or beating of drums, or uttering of a party cry Is so certain to result In a riot that extra police are always told off to prevent anything of the kind, and to confine every religious demonstration strictly within the vails of the temple. The antipathy to the rival faith on the part of the Yaishnava Hindus is so strong that it Is ordinarily expressed by saving that It would be better, on meeting a mad elephant In a narrow street, to stand still and be trampled to death than to escape by crossing the threshold of a Jaini temple. As regards the essential matters of conservancy, water supply and road communication, the condition of the town Is satisfactory and has been much improved by municipal action. Host of the streets are either metalled or paved, and lighted by lamps at night. A neat dispensary has been opened and Is well attended, though as yet it has no accommodation for Indoor patients. A small bungalow has been built for the meetings of the committee and for occasional use us a rest-house ; the ground between It and the dispensary being laid oat as a garden for the supply of fruit and vegetables and as a decorative feature at the entrance of the town. A new market was also designed with lines uf substantial brick-built and stone-fronted shops of uniform character arranged on three sides of a square, which was secured end levelled for the pur- pose. In order to further the speedy completion of a work which it was thought would so much Improve both'the appearance of the town and also the finances * Each Tirfhank,ira hm Ms own distinctive sign: Mahavira, a lion ; Padma-Prabhu, a lotus 5 5em-aitli a conch; Chandra-Prabim, a moon, &c.; and It is only by these marks that they eta be distinguished ten one another! aa all are sculptured in the same attitude.